Sleep apnoea sufferers can experience poor sleeping patterns as a result of being woken when their body stops taking in oxygen for bursts of between ten and 15 seconds.
This is not only frustrating as you find yourself tired during the day, but could also make you more susceptible to wrinkles.
Yale dermatologist Nicholas Perricone explained how a lack of sleep affected the body in such a way that it was less able to withstand the causes of facial lines.
He told Web MD that when you do not get enough sleep, the body produces excess levels of cortisol - a hormone that works to erode skin cells.
Conversely, by getting enough sleep, you will produce more human growth hormones that support the skin's elasticity by keeping it thicker, and thus, less likely to wrinkle.
Estimates from the NHS suggest obstructive sleep apnoea affects four in 100 middle-aged men and two in 100 middle-aged women in the UK.
Posted by Jenny Richards
31/05/2012 17:22:54Subscribe to the News RSS feed